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Lemira Dickinson, 1819

Sampler Archive ID: SA000187
Maker: Lemira Dickinson
Maker Birthplace: Norfolk, Litchfield County, Connecticut
Maker Age: 16-18 years
Place Made: Possibly New York
Year Made: 1819
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: DAR Museum
Accession Number: 86.21
Object Credit: Museum purchase Ruth Troiani
Contributor: DAR Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler, Map or Globe
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Wide rectangle
Object Dimensions: 11.20 H x 22.50 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 15.00 H x 26.50 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Place name, Date, Maker signature, Memorial, Title and geographical locations on map
Text medium: Stitched
The World
[map]
By
Lemira Dickinson
Victor September 1819
Motifs/Symbols: Birds and insects, Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: , map of the world
Ground: Silk
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Pink, Tan, Yellow
Thread Condition: Text: Moderate loss
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Satin, back stitch
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson: Son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson, of Wethersfield, Connecticut, and Hadley, Massachusetts Frederick Dickinson W. D. Grant, stationer and printer, 1897
Birth Location:
To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson: Son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson, of Wethersfield, Connecticut, and Hadley, Massachusetts Frederick Dickinson W. D. Grant, stationer and printer, 1897
County: Litchfield
State To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson: Son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson, of Wethersfield, Connecticut, and Hadley, Massachusetts Frederick Dickinson W. D. Grant, stationer and printer, 1897
Death Date:
To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson: Son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson, of Wethersfield, C
Death Location:
To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson: Son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson, of Wethersfield, Connecticut, and Hadley, Massachusetts Frederick Dickinson W. D. Grant, stationer and printer, 1897
Religion:
Parents:
To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson: Son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson, of Wethersfield, Connecticut, and Hadley, Massachusetts Frederick Dickinson W. D. Grant, stationer and printer, 1897
To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson: Son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson, of Wethersfield, Connecticut, and Hadley, Massachusetts Frederick Dickinson W. D. Grant, stationer and printer, 1897
Descendants Of Nathaniel Dickinson published 1955
Descendants Of Nathaniel Dickinson published 1955
Descendants Of Nathaniel Dickinson published 1955
Descendants Of Nathaniel Dickinson published 1955
Marriages:
Spouse:
History of the Counties of McKean Elk and Potter Pennsylvania, and "A map of the World by Lemira Dickinson Victor NY 1819
Birth:
census records
Death:
History of the Counties of McKean Elk and Potter Pennsylvania J.H. Beers &Co
Date: April 14, 1824Place:
family history
Children:
Lyman Clarkson WilmarthBirth: Jun. 1, 1801Death: Jul. 22, 1867
Ann Eliza WilmarthBirth: Jan. 11, 1827Death: after 1897
Helen Maria WilmarthBirth: Jan. 2, 1829Death:
George Dickinson WilmarthBirth: Mar. 17, 1831Death: 1833
Julia Minerva WilmarthBirth: Oct. 20, 1833Death: 1840
George Frederick WilmarthBirth: Jul. 23, 1831Death: 1895
Adeline Lemira WilmarthaBirth: Aug. 16, 1839Death: after 1897
Julia WilmarthBirth: Jan. 10, 1842Death: 1892
Ida Caroline WilmarthBirth: Dec. 1, 1844Death: 1874

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Ruth Troiani
Relation to maker: none [dealer]

Conservation:
Exhibitions: Title: Geographical Views
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington D.C.
Date: Jun. 1, 1987 – Oct. 18, 1987

Title: Youth is the Time for Progress: The Importance of American Schoolgirl Art, 1780-1860
Host: DAR Museum
Location: Washington D.C.
Date: Dec. 5, 1997 – May 4, 1998

Literature:

Author(s): National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Title: DAR 2009 Calendar
Publication/Publisher: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Date: 2009

Author(s): Olive Blair Graffam
Title: Patriotic Imagery in Schoolgirl Needlework Pictures
Publication/Publisher: 51st Annual Washington Antiques Show Catalog
Date: Jan. 2006

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